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CHIN451 Studies in Chinese

Studies in Chinese language and culture taken at a university in China.

Do you want to put your Chinese into practice and study for a semester at one of our prestigious partner universities in China? Choosing to do an Honours degree in Chinese at Otago gives you the opportunity to have a semester of In-Country study where you attend classes at a world-renowned university, not to mention all the other non-academic experiences you will have living for several months in a vibrant sinophone environment, be it Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong or Singapore.

Paper title Studies in Chinese
Paper code CHIN451
Subject Chinese
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,206.91
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BA(Hons), PGDipArts
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Teaching staff

Co-ordinator for Honours: Professor Paola Voci (Chinese Programme Co-ordinator)
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Paper Structure

In consultation with the Programme Co-ordinator, the student will devise a course of study in Chinese language and culture at one of Otago's partner universities in China. Students may choose papers that explore new subject areas or that build on study already undertaken. Students often select papers which are relevant to their dissertation topic.


As this code refers to credits gained from one semester in a partner institution, students will receive information about textbooks and other relevant materials from the lecturers of their papers.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CHIN 451 and CHIN 452, students will have:

  • Acquired in-depth knowledge of the subjects they chose to study and developed a critical approach to them
  • Increased greatly their ability to communicate in Chinese, both in a social and a formal academic context
  • Gained a truly international perspective on their studies through exposure to a different education system
  • Developed the confidence to undertake research and scholarship in a sinophone environment

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system